Rehearsal Marks

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Rehearsal Marks

Post by gsailors » Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:16 pm

Has anyone had problems with rehearsal marks moving on their own?

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Post by Bill Stevens » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:34 pm

Do you mean moving from one measure to another, or one staff to another, or just self-nudging?

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by gsailors » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:26 pm

Moving to different measures and changing numbers.

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by Bill Stevens » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:45 pm

Are your rehearsal marks letters or numbers, and if they are numbers, are they measure numbers?

Do you have an idea of what you do that causes the shift? Or is it random?

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by motet » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:48 pm

If you manually dragged them around when you first applied them, you may have attached them to the wrong measure, though it looks right. Then when things are respaced or reflowed, the mark would move with the measure it's actually attached to. Perhaps change the category placement so it looks how you want without manual adjustment, then apply them with a metatool.

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Post by gsailors » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:07 pm

I’m using numbers that are not associated with measure numbers. I make sure that they are assigned to the correct measure. They just move without any reason. Very strange and frustrating. What is category placement and meta tool?

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by motet » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:18 pm

I'm not sure why they're moving. If you can post a file exhibiting the problem, someone can help. Without that, we can only guess.

Document/Category Designer/Rehearsal Marks is where you specify their default placement. I have them centered over the barline, but there are other styles. I assign the mark to a metatool (look it up--programmable keyboard shortcut and big time-saver), then just click while holding down the key.
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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by motet » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:44 pm

If they're changing measures or numbers, perhaps one of them is getting accidentally deleted. With the auto-number (default) setting, if you delete one, the numbers of the subsequent marks will change.

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Post by gsailors » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:53 pm

Thanks everyone for your help.

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by motet » Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:32 pm

We'll, so what was the cause?

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by gsailors » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:25 pm

Unknown cause. It is still happening. I’m just living with it. When I’m complete with the composition I’ll redo the rehearsal marks and save the file.

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by motet » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:28 pm

If you want to attach a .musx file which exhibits the problem (you could delete most of it), someone might be able to figure it out.

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Re: Rehearsal Marks

Post by Anders Hedelin » Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:29 pm

When things go moving around between measures, it might be a good idea to go to Preferences > View, and check if Display actual measure numbers is checked. That often solves mysterious things like this.
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